Amazon unveils Echo Loops: an Alexa ring that gives you super powers

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Amazon unveils Echo Loop, a new smart ring that puts Alexa on your finger, with two microphones and "the smallest speakers ever installed on an Echo device".


Amazon tries to really put Alexa everywhere. At its New Connected Product Conference, held in Seattle on Wednesday, David Limp, Senior Vice President of Peripherals and Services, unveiled an accessory that may be the most implausible to date. new smart ring called Echo Loop that places Alexa on your finger.

Echo Loop is a kind ofAmazon Echo, whose new version has just been announced, hyper miniaturized. Inside the titanium frame, Amazon there are two microphones and "the smallest speakers ever installed on an Echo device". This ring is connected to your phone (iOS or Android) via the Alexa application and is activated with a small button, instead of the usual voice alarm mode.

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Loop, a connected ring available only in the United States and in limited quantities

This Echo Loop uses the haptic feedback system to signal that the button has been pressed and to notify incoming notifications or calls on your phone, as with other existing smart tones. The single button also works as an instantaneous speed dial number for your main contact – just double-click to call instantly.

Amazon is planning to ship free fit kits first, including four dummy sockets of different sizes, so that you can make sure the Echo Loop really fits before ordering. The ring Echo Loop has its own charging station, itself powered by a micro USB cable. Amazon promised a full day autonomy in case of intermittent use.

David Limp said it was a "Day One Edition" product, a type of device still in the testing phase and not yet ready for mainstream marketing. Echo Loop will be available in the United States in limited quantities and by invitation only, at the special price at the beginning of the year. $ 129after which the ring will cost $ 179.99.

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